An Anderson woman accused of hitting an acquaintance with her car then fleeing the scene has been charged with attempted murder, according to deputies.
Anderson County deputies said the victim was walking through the parking lot of the PB service station on East Shockley Ferry Road when he was hit by a car that then fled the scene Sunday.
Deputies said the victim was not cooperative and did not want to press charges, but he was taken to the hospital with head trauma.
As deputies continued to investigate, they said the victim was still uncooperative but after reviewing surveillance video of the incident, they identified the suspect.
On Monday, 29-year-old Veronica Tillison was arrested and charged with reckless driving, hit-and-run with injury, and attempted murder.
The victim, 25-year-old Jervon Martin, remains in stable condition in the hospital.
Martin's mother Varnessa Martin said first Tillison rammed her son's car causing it to stall. Martin said her son then got out of the car to walk away and that's when Tillison ran him over.
"He doesn't have any broken bones but he has bruising of the brain," Martin said. "He is heavily sedated and using a breathing tube."
As for not cooperating Martin says her son was more seriously injured than deputies realized and was "not in his right mind" when they tried questioning him.
Martin said her son is a father of four children who started school this week.
"They are hurting from this," said Martin. "He would be the one to take them to school or pick them up."
While Martin is confident her son will recover she said this could have cost him his life.
"This should serve as a lesson for people in a relationship to control your anger," Martin said.
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